Solved VRAM and dedicated VRAM on laptop

August 23, 2014 at 22:44:56
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
what is the different between VRAM and dedicated VRAM. I have 1.7GB and 64MB. Did they do the same job as graphic card do.

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August 24, 2014 at 03:54:03
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VRAM stands for "Video RAM" which is used by the graphics card.
"Dedicated" VRAM is what the graphics card has built in to it.
For on-board graphics chips this can be increased in the BIOS by
allocating some of the system RAM to it (shared memory).

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August 24, 2014 at 09:43:40
The dedicated VRAM is 64MB. This is an actual physical memory chip that is used by the graphics & graphics only. Any other graphics memory being reported is shared memory which is borrowed from the main system memory on an as-needed basis. This is called "dynamically allocated shared memory".

The amount of video memory isn't as important the graphics chip (GPU) that uses it. If the graphics chip is weak/low end, having more graphics memory will do very little to improve graphics performance. Does your question have to do with gaming performance or the ability to play games on your laptop? How about posting the make/model?

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